Definition of Owlery

1. n. An abode or a haunt of owls.



Definition of Owlery

1. Noun. (zoology) An abode or a haunt of owls. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Owlery

1. a place inhabited by owls [n OWLERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Owlery

owing
owing(p)
owing to
owl
owl eye cell
owl parrot
owl parrots
owlbear
owlbears
owlclaws
owld
owled
owler
owleries
owlers
owlery (current term)
owlet
owlet moth
owlets
owlier
owliest
owliness
owling
owlish
owlishly
owlishness
owlishnesses
owlism
owllight
owllike

Literary usage of Owlery

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1. Episodes in the Life of an Indian Chaplain by A. Retired chaplain (1882)
"... offspring— A tiger cat and his capture—A python fight—The aviary—The lakes—A half-shade garden—Nutmegs —Plantain and description—The ostrich—owlery. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1889)
"She and her two little girls are often at the owlery, though they don't live ... Indeed, all the people at the owlery vie in civilities, and perhaps the ..."

3. The Field Book: Or, Sports and Pastimes of the United Kingdom; Comp. from (1833)
"Bewick—White"» Selborne. OWLER, s. One who catches owls. OWLING, Owl catching. owlery, e. A place where owls are kept. The owlery at ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists (1869)
"... or down, with formidable feet, beak, and eyes "stuck in," after the manner of making toys. Although I visited this "owlery" on several occasions, ..."

5. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"... in a calm but deadly manner, against pedantries, circumlocutions and the multiplied forms of stupidity, cupidity and human owlery in this department; ..."

6. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great: in ten vol by Thomas Carlyle (1864)
"Not a sublime owlery can you ' drop, but it is manipulated, ground down, put in rifled cannon, ' comes back on you as tempests of burning dust. ..."

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